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* 1. What region/s do you have operations/staff (select all applicable)?

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* 2. Participant Information (optional)

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* 3. Are you currently a DNS member?

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* 4. How many people does your company employ?

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* 5. Which of these sectors does your company operate in? If you are active in more than one sector, please identify the main sector. (one response only)

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* 6. How is day-to-day business being conducted?

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* 7. How concerned are you about your business’s ability to deal with COVID-19?

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* 8. How long do you predict COVID-19 impacting your business?

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* 9. What impacts are you experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak? (one response for each issue)

  Not expected Possible, but
no impact yet
Minor Impact Medium Impact Significant Impact
Increased staff hours and/or require new staff
Decrease in business due to lack of customers
Reduction in business hours
Staff required to work from home
Decrease staff compensation
Laid off staff
Operational pressures – supply chain delays or shortages, logistics and getting products/services to market
Sales/cash flow – impacts due to cancelled contracts or slowed decision making on new contracts (unable to travel/build in-person relationships)
Forced to close temporarily
Forced to liquidate business

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* 10. If known, what is the anticipated financial impact of COVID-19 on your business, in CDN dollars? (optional)

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* 11. Given your current business projections, what is your immediate area of focus?

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* 12. Do you anticipate longer term changes to your business practices and strategy as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak?

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* 13. Are you planning on taking advantage of any of the fund/programs announced by the Government of Canada or a provincial government to support businesses?

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* 14. The following is a list of potential government measures to help directly support businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please rank the below measures (1 being the most helpful) by what would most help your business if they were implemented tomorrow:

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* 15. If there was a policy suggestion missing from the above list, please provide it here:

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* 16. How can Digital Nova Scotia and our partners support you during COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 17. What training would be most useful to your team during this time?

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* 18. Is there anything else you would like to share (additional assistance needed, resources shared, or news to share with our members)?

Thank you for sharing this information with us! For further support, please reach out to the teams at Digital Nova Scotia and/or ICTC.

Rochelle Rodgers: rochelle@digitalnovascotia.com 
Tyler Farmer: t.farmer@ictc-ctic.ca
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